Canadian GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

After today's qualifying session, David Coulthard and Christian Klien will line up twelfth and sixteenth respectively on tomorrow's grid, for the start of the Canadian Grand Prix. David Coulthard: "As you can see from the lap times, we're ...

After today's qualifying session, David Coulthard and Christian Klien will line up twelfth and sixteenth respectively on tomorrow's grid, for the start of the Canadian Grand Prix.

David Coulthard:

"As you can see from the lap times, we're struggling on this circuit. We don't seem to have the top speeds on the straights here or the same speed through turns compared to where we normally are, but it's one of those things."

"The car feels similar to how it did in Germany and we posted a good result there. Maybe we can hope for another incident such as the one on the first corner in Nürburgring! We'll just have to see how things turn out tomorrow."

Christian Klien:

"It's never so good being first out on the track in qualifying and I think it compromised me quite a lot. From the last practice session that we drove, the track has changed massively due to the preceding Formula BMW race - I think it was about two seconds slower."

"My lap felt very good though and there were no mistakes. The car felt strong and was well balanced - I don't think there was much more I could do."

Christian Horner, Sporting Director:

"Christian was handicapped being first out on a circuit that was always going to improve dramatically though the session but, despite that, he delivered a pretty clean lap. David had a few moments, which probably cost him a little time and a couple of grid places, but it's not the strongest circuit here for our car and the long straights highlight our deficiencies."

"I think it's quite an interesting grid for tomorrow, which suggests an interesting race and I think we'll see a lot of different strategies. BAR's result shows how quickly things can change in Formula One. The fact that Jenson (Button) was struggling behind us two weeks ago at Nürburgring, compared to where he is here, just shows how quickly things can turn around."

Günther Steiner, Technical Director:

"We worked to get the best aerodynamic efficiency during this morning's practice sessions, but it seems we're not the fastest car here. Qualifying was disappointing, but we showed what we can do during a race in Nürburgring and we will try to do the same tomorrow."

David Coulthard
Position: 12th
Time: 1:16.890
Engine: TJ 032

Christian Klien
Position: 16
Time: 1:18.249
Engine: TJ 025

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien